Check out our free Montana State vs Weber State pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Ogden. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Montana State vs Weber State Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 9th Betting Odds
Bobcats vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Montana State Bobcats at Weber State Wildcats
- Where: Ogden at Dee Events Center
- Date: Thursday, February 9th
- Betting Odds: Montana State -3, MONST -162 | WEBST +132 O/U 129.0
Montana State will take their 5 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 17-8. So far, the Bobcats have played 14 games on the road, with a record of 8-6. This season, Montana State has been favored to win in 16 games, sitting with a mark of 13-3. For today’s contest, Montana State has a betting line set -3 points in their favor.
Montana State’s leading scorer this season is Raequan Battle, who is averaging 17.16 points per contest. So far, Battle has accounted for 22.93% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.08 rebounds per game and 0.92 assists. Jubrile Belo is the second leading scorer for the Bobcats, averaging 13.24 points per game. Between him and Belo, they are accounting for 40.6% of the team’s scoring.
So far this season, Montana State has put together a strong scoring offense at 77.0 points per game (52nd). This strong figure has come despite the Bobcats playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Montana State’s overall field goal percentage currently sits at 47.5%
Weber State heads into this matchup having played 24 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-12. So far this season, Weber State has played 10 games at home, sitting with a record of 7-3. For the season, Weber State has been the underdog in 14 games, sitting with a mark of 4-10. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +3 point underdogs.
Dillon Jones comes into today’s game as the Wildcats’ leading scorer at 15.48 points per contest. Not only has Jones been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Weber State’s top rebounder at 10.83 boards per contest. Behind Jones, the team has benefited from the strong play of Steven Verplancken, who is second on the team in scoring at 12.58 points per game. Overall, he has hit 44.1% of his shots and is adding 1.88 boards per game.
Weber State comes into today’s matchup vs Montana State, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 76.2 points per game. Through 24 games, they have hit 47.5% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Wildcats have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 305th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Weber State Wildcats +3
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Montana State as the favorites with a line coming in at -3. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Weber State Wildcats to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Montana State at 7.65 made 3’s per game compared to Weber State at 7.15. Look for Weber State to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Bobcats.